Some studies have suggested that taking the pill actually improves your fertility. How? Doctors suggest that taking the oral contraceptive can slow down the aging process of ovaries, since the pill itself prevents ovulation from occurring and slows down the reproductive system. Additionally, the pill reduces the risk of certain conditions such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids, both of which reduce fertility. The birth control pill is a necessity to many who suffer from these conditions. Endometriosis is defined by uterine tissue growth outside of the uterus. This tissue growth can produce painful and often debilitating pre-menstrual cramping and damage to other organs of the body. Uterine fibroids are benign growths that can often complicate pregnancy or make it entirely impossible. Furthermore, taking birth control lowers the risk of anemia. This is because women tend to have lighter periods while on the pill – which means that they lose less iron. The pill also protects the body from developing pelvic infections and reduces the risk of cancers associated with the reproductive organs of the female body (such as ovarian and endometrial cancer).

Birth Control Myth Busters

Since birth control isn’t entirely foolproof, many women have found themselves concerned that becoming pregnant while on the pill may cause complications associated with healthy fetal development. According to our research, there is no scientific evidence to supports this. Contrary to a somewhat popular belief, babies who are exposed to contraceptive pill medication in the early stages of growth are not at any increased risk of developing birth defects or any fetal complication whatsoever.

Another common myth associated with taking the pill is that it can reduce fertility. Doctors have assured us that there is no scientific proof to support this. Taking a birth control pill does not effect your fertility in any way apparently, and statistically speaking over 90% of birth control pill users become pregnant within a year of going off the pill. That being said, it does take the body a bit of time to get back in sync. How long this takes varies from woman to woman as all natural cycles are different. It can take anywhere from 1-6 months for the female body to return to its natural fertile state. Statistically speaking, most women have found that they return to their pre-pill cycle within 1-3 months.

Some doctors have suggested a few ways to expedite this process (all of which should be done anyways to improve fertility):

  • Stress Management
  • Limiting alcohol consumption
  • Taking folic acid supplements
  • Eating nutritiously
  • Quitting smoking
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